Dancing With The Stars Returns Tonight And Tom Bergeron Is Confident That It’s Going To Be A Great Season
March 19, 2012 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ
ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars returns tonight with the season 14 premiere, and no one is more excited than host, Tom Bergeron. As the stars gear up for their first performance tonight, Tom Bergeron dishes on what sets this season apart and what we can expect. Read on for more…
Dancing With The Stars kicks off the season premiere tonight, but what makes this season different than last season? Well, for one, is the lack of controversial contestants. The show’s host, Tom Bergeron spoke to TV Guide, where he explained: “There was a real effort to evoke in our fans a feeling of nostalgia. It’s a very feel-good season. There’s a lot of charisma in this group, and I really like them. Having a controversial cast member is another arrow in your quiver and you can always use that when you think it’s a good idea. I think coming off a season or two where we had used that arrow… that it’s smart to take a breather.”
While some fans are not sure there is enough “star power” in the new cast, Tom Bergeron is certain that once the season kicks off, folks will warm up to those lesser known stars. Tom added of a few of the contestants: “I’ve got to tell you, all the women on staff are very excited about William Levy. I think he’s about to pull a Gilles Marini and break out. Maria Menounos is not only good, but she has a laugh that sounds like she mugged Fran Drescher. You’ll hear it! Martina’s very funny and she’s good. Roshon has a great energy.”
So what exactly does Tom Bergeron think about being in the ratings race up against The Voice, which seems to be kicking butt in the ratings each week? He is not worried at all, and in fact, he stated: “I like it. I think there’s room enough for a bunch of us to be successful. I tend to be the cockeyed optimist, but we’ll see.”
What do you think of the cast for season 14 of Dancing With The Stars? Who will you be rooting for? Who do you think is going to rock the dance floor, and who will fail to impress? Comment and share your thoughts with us!
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